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New ZUK Edge teaser shows black variant, reconfirms December 7 unveiling

Just yesterday, an official ZUK Edge teaser confirmed that the device will be made official on December 7. Today, another teaser has been outed, showing the black color variant of the phone, and reconfirming the December 7 unveiling. The ZUK Edge is going to be powered by Snapdragon 821 SoC and sport a 5.5-inch full HD display. RAM is 6GB, while storage is 64GB. The device features a 13MP/8MP camera combo, and runs Android Nougat out of the box. A 3,000mAh battery is there to keep the lights on. Via

Meizu M5 Note goes official with Flyme 6.0, 4,000mAh battery

The Meizu M5 Note went official and it follows a formula that the company knows well - an affordable metal phone with a 5.5" 1080p screen. It's an LTPS screen guarded by 2.5D curved glass and promises 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Flyme OS 6.0 (based on Android 6.0)runs on a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB storage. A more upscale 4GB/64GB version is available too, which you may consider given that the dual-SIM slot is a hybrid. Anyway, the Meizu M5 Note measures 8.15mm thick and weighs 175g. It houses a 4,000mAh battery, bigger than the 3,100mAh battery of the...

Lenovo Phab2 arrives in India, to go on sale starting December 9

As scheduled, the Lenovo Phab2 has arrived in India. The device carries an INR 11,999 (around $175) price tag and will be available for purchase in the country starting this Friday (December 9) through Flipkart. Both Gunmetal Grey and Champagne Gold color options will be available. Prepare for a #PHABFriday! The stunning PHAB 2 has arrived. #GoPHAB starting December 9 #OnlyOnFlipkart: https://t.co/5FRUiXRhsa— Lenovo India (@Lenovo_in) December 6, 2016 The Phab2 is powered by Mediatek MT8735 chipset and sports a 6.4-inch HD display. RAM is 3GB, while storage is 32GB. In terms of...

Deal: Buy LG V20 or G5, and get a free 32-inch LG TV

If you are an LG fan in the US, and are in the market for the company's high-end V20 or G5 smartphone, here's a deal for you: Best Buy is offering a 32-inch LG TV for free with both handsets. The deal is available only on Sprint and Verizon variants of the phones. It's worth mentioning that those purchasing the LG G5 will also get a 3-piece accessory bundle that includes an extra battery, charging cradle, and a USB-C cable. For more information, head to the Source link below. Source

Latest beta update for BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 brings December security patch

BlackBerry has started pushing out a new beta update to its Android-powered DTEK50 and DTEK60 smartphones. Arriving as build number AAH990 and AAI039, respectively, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of December. DTEK60 If your DTEK50 or DTEK60 device is enrolled in the beta program, you can check for the update by heading to your handset's Settings menu. As far as users of the Canadian company's Priv smartphone are concerned, there's no beta update this month as the final update - carrying a build number of AAH995, and containing December security patch...

Lenovo K6 Power will be available for purchase in India today

As scheduled, the Lenovo K6 Power will go on sale in India starting today. Carrying an INR 9,999 (around $150) price tag, the device - which was announced for India last week - will be available for purchase from Flipkart 12PM onwards. Geared up for the #LenovoK6Power? Kickass power will be unleashed at 12 noon today. Get it @Flipkart for Rs. 9,999: https://t.co/xAAiO191B2 pic.twitter.com/91dxI9pn58— Lenovo India (@Lenovo_in) December 6, 2016 Specs-wise, the handset is powered by Snapdragon 430 chipset and sports a 5.0-inch full HD display. RAM is 3GB, while storage is 32GB. In...

Unlocked HTC One M9 gets Android Nougat, starting tonight

Taiwanese phone maker HTC tweeted on its US account that the HTC One M9 will begin receiving the new Android Nougat update starting tonight. However, that only applies to the unlocked model. HTC's tweet also addressed the carrier versions of the Snapdragon 810-powered smartphone. Android Nougat will begin rolling out to the unlocked #HTCOneM9 starting late this evening. Carrier variants to follow early next year. pic.twitter.com/O5YP1l2Mdp— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) December 5, 2016 Carrier variants will begin receiving Android Nougat starting early next year. We are glad to see HTC updating...

Microsoft Lumia 950 currently going for under £280 in UK

If you are in the UK and are looking to purchase a Microsoft Lumia 950, you might want to purchase the handset from Expansys as the retailer is offering the phone for under £280 - £279.99 to be precise. Agreed, that's more than what Microsoft is officially selling the device for, but the Redmond, Washington-based company's online UK store doesn't have the phone in stock. Meanwhile other retailers, like Amazon and Carphone Warehouse, are selling the Lumia 950 at comparatively higher rates. Keep in mind that the Expansys' listing is for the EU model, and the retailer currently does...

New Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL update brings latest security patches, other changes

Verizon has started pushing out a new update to Google Pixel and Pixel XL units on its network. Carrying a build number of NMF26O, the update brings along several changes, including the latest Android security fixes. The update also includes a lot of bug fixes. Following is the complete list of issues fixed by this update: Customers couldn't retrieve their Visual Voicemail messages and were getting an error 9999 in some areas. Voicemail icon notification was not displaying when a new voicemail message was received. Device stopped playing voicemail messages over Bluetooth...

Amazon announces Amazon Go: cashier-less, local grocery stores

Amazon is one of the more ambitious retail giants of this generation. Even more so now with the company's unveiling of Amazon Go: a retail store that sells foods, snacks, lunch items, and groceries. There's nothing special about a 7Eleven-type of convenience store. However what Amazon has in mind for this store is much bigger. The store would completely eliminate the role of cashiers. Rather, the store will rely on "computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning." This technology application was referred to by Amazon as ‘Just Walk Out' technology and it can automatically detect when...

November security patch rolling out for Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z3+

Sony is now pushing out an update for the Xperia Z3+ (infamously known as the Z4), Z5, and Z4 tablets with a new update. The new version carries the firmware number 32.2A.5.11 and replaces the firmware number: 32.2.A.0.305. Source: XperiaBlog.net The update is now rolling out to all the aforementioned model lineups and their respective variants, including dualSIM versions across many regions. This Android update brings security patches up to Google's November bulletin. Side note: the December security bulletin was just released today by Google along with new OTAs for Nexus...

Samsung Galaxy S5 is receiving the November security update in Europe

Google may have released the December security update (alongside the new Android 7.1.1 version) for its Pixel and Nexus devices today, but that isn't stopping Samsung from issuing older security patches to some of its older phones. Case in point: the Galaxy S5 from two years ago. This model is still getting updates from Samsung, though only security fixes and not new Android versions. Still, this is commendable in the Android world. At the moment, Samsung is busy rolling out the November security patches to the Galaxy S5 units that were sold unlocked in Europe. Up until this point, the...

You can buy a certified refurbished Samsung Gear S2 for $109.99 until tomorrow

Now that Samsung has released the Gear S3 smartwatch, you're expecting some sweet deals on last year's model, the Gear S2, right? Well, here you go. Over on DailySteals, you can purchase a certified refurbished Gear S2 for the insanely low price of $109.99. You get 60-day warranty for the refurb wearable, but you have to act fast, as this offer is only valid until tomorrow. If you do go this route you are however saving a whole lot of cash on Samsung's smartwatch from 2015. And to make the deal even sweeter, the Gear S2 is in the process of receiving a software update that brings it quite...

ZUK Edge official announcement will be on December 7

The ZUK Edge has been leaking a lot in the past few days and weeks, and now we're finally very close to its official unveiling. In fact, this will happen on December 7, so this Wednesday. Last week we heard from the Lenovo-owned company's CEO who revealed that the Edge would be announced this week, and now the day is known too. The new information also comes from ZUK CEO Chang Chen, who made the invite you can see to the left public. The ZUK Edge is by no means a mystery anymore, as we've seen it in renders as well as live images. Furthermore, it's passed through TENAA already, which...

Grab the Sony Xperia XA Ultra for just $229.99, today only

Sony launched the Xperia XA Ultra in the US back in July, for a recommended retail price of $369.99 unlocked. In the meantime, we've seen that going down to just under $300 at one point, but if you're interested in this big selfie-focused phablet then you can't miss today's deal. B&H will sell you an Xperia XA Ultra for just $229.99 if you act before the day is over. The device is still carrier unlocked and can be used with GSM-based carriers. Furthermore, this is the North American version of the phone, with the model number F3213, which means it should support most bands for most of...

Android distribution numbers for December show Nougat at 0.4% of the market

Today Google has updated the Android platform distribution chart, as it does every month. So we now know how much market share each version of the company's mobile operating system had over the past week. Let's start with 7.0 Nougat, the latest iteration of Android before today. It's now at 0.4%, a 0.1% jump compared to where it was in November's chart. Today Google has outed Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Pixel and Nexus devices, so we'll probably see that release in January's chart. At the moment there's still only one version of Android that has less devices running it than Nougat, and that's...

Google releases Trusted Contacts, a new personal safety app

Today Google has launched a new app for Android. It's called Trusted Contacts and the company describes it as "a new personal safety app". It relies heavily on geolocation, and because of that fact it may be thought of as a successor of sorts to Google Latitude. Some features from Latitude are in Trusted Contacts, but the new app is much more focused on emergency situations. Trusted Contacts lets you share your location with, well, some trusted contacts. And you also get to see where your closest friends and family are if they've chosen to share their locations with you. First you need to...

Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory images and OTA files are now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

Last month an Australian carrier leaked the release date of the Android 7.1.1 update for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices. It said this would begin rolling out on December 6, and it was right (as it's already December 6 down under). Today Google has published the factory images and OTA update files for the devices it supports directly. This follows the Android 7.1.1 update's rollout for the General Mobile 4G Android One handset, which began last week. The over-the-air rollout process should start soon, if it hasn't already. As usual with Google updates, it will take many days until all...

Oppo R9s review: Strumming along

Oppo has always offered great build quality on their smartphones and hey have outdone themselves with their latest R9s. The design is far from original, but the execution trumps most phones on the market - it's thin and light and the six-string antenna design is the first of its kind.